Foundamental of Mechanical Vibration

  • Yulin WuEmail author
  • Shengcai Li
  • Shuhong Liu
  • Hua-Shu Dou
  • Zhongdong Qian
Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 11)


The purpose of this chapter is to provide a theoretical background of vibration in mechanical systems. The theories and mathematical structures presented in this chapter are classical and based on the book by Krodkiewski (2008). In fact, vibration study is rooted in Newton’s Law of Motion. The last four hundred years saw an increased interest in this subject as engineers began to reevaluate earlier formulations and designs in an effort to maximize stability of their particular creation.


Equilibrium Point Mode Shape Free Vibration Mechanical Vibration Forced Vibration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yulin Wu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Shengcai Li
    • 2
  • Shuhong Liu
    • 3
  • Hua-Shu Dou
    • 4
  • Zhongdong Qian
    • 5
  1. 1.Tsinghua UniversityBeijingPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.School of EngineeringUniversity of WarwickCoventryUK
  3. 3.Dept of Thermal Engineering, State Key Laboratory of Hydroscience and EngineeringTsinghua UniversityBeijingPeople’s Republic of China
  4. 4.Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and AuZhejiang Sci-Tech UniversityHangzhouPeople’s Republic of China
  5. 5.Dept of Hydraulic Engineering, School of Water Resources and Hydropower EngineeringWuhan UniversityWuhanPeople’s Republic of Chin

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